>Racing>Goal of Sub-3 Hour Marathon
Whenever I have good workout on the track I question sometimes if the track is short (like I somehow trust my Garmin more than a measure track )
Recap for week ending Sun 9/7/08:
Sun – 14 miles including 10-mile race:
6:35, 6:33, 6:32, 6:35, 6:31, 6:31, 6:32, 6:33, 6:34, 6:34 (1:05:30 chip)
1st 60-64, 33/~450 overall. It was a warm day with no clouds but not nearly as bad as I had feared. I was happy with this one and how I was feeling during the week.
Things are coming together...
Ham & Egger
I'll say. Are you sure you don't want to take a crack at a marathon before December?
That is funny!
On a track my Garmin is worthless. It never gives me accurate laps at all. However, on the road courses I have found it to be very useful. It seems that the tight turns of the track confuse it.
Right on Hereford...
F am: 5x1600m@HMP>15KP, 200mR (6:15, 6:13, 6:14, 6:06, 6:05), 12.3M in 88:30
Total: 94M in 12:00:00.
Things are coming together.
Wow, tusca...I'll second that!
With a half marathon pace of 6:15 (1:21:56) and 15k pace of 6:05 (56:42), combined with a 94-mile week that seemed quite reasonable for you, you're looking at predicted marathon times of around 2:51. Are you sure you're not setting your sights a little low with the sub-3 goal?
Here's my (unimpressive) week for comparison...
Tue: 6.9, with 5 x (800 + 400R) at 5k pace (3:03, 3:04, 3:03, 3:03, 3:03)
Wed: 6.2 easy (8:31 pace)
Thu: 5.2 easy (8:08 pace)
Fri: 8.3, with 6 miles at HMP (6:50, 6:51, 6:55, 6:33, 6:27, 6:34)
Sat: 5.2 easy (8:12 pace)
Sun: 10.3 easy (8:54 pace)
Total: 42.1 mi
I'm tapering for the Chicago Half this Sunday...
The Logic of Long Distance
Wow! it's great to see some familiar faces from the coolrunning days!
I'm going to throw my attempt in the mix. NYC Marathon sub-3.